• Yanks Yet To Make Posada An Offer

    Posted by on October 24th, 2007 · Comments (1)

    From George King

    Almost a year of talking with the Yankees hasn’t resulted in Jorge Posada signing an extension and with the recent changes in the club’s universe it’s not likely the All-Star catcher will ink a pact soon.

    “We have been negotiating with the Yankees in earnest for 10 months and there are issues to be addressed,” agent Seth Levinson said yesterday. “And no offer has been made.”

    It’s not out of the question the 36-year-old Posada could command a three-year deal in the $39-44 million range considering the weak free-agent catching market. After all, he hit a career-high .338 with 20 homers and 90 RBIs while making $12 million this season. The Mets aren’t expected to resign Paul Lo Duca and the Marlins, who have been stockpiling dollars, will likely be interested.

    Three months ago, I wrote:

    I hope that Cashman and the Yankees handle Posada better this off-season than they did Andy Pettitte during November-December 2003.

    So far, this is starting to smell a lot like 2003. The Yankees better make Posada an offer soon – or else it may be too late.

    Comments on Yanks Yet To Make Posada An Offer

    1. MJ
      October 25th, 2007 | 9:04 am

      Could the Mets grab Posada? Sure, why not. But the Marlins? That’s just silly. A guy who has been to the playoffs every single year in his career would be happy playing for a team with little to no chance at even cracking .500? Some other guys might be happy taking the money but I really don’t think Posada could finish his career with three seasons in Miami, playing for 1,000 people who truly don’t care. I think he’s looking for a balance of winning and financial reward and the Marlins wouldn’t realistically represent either.

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